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Minéro - Musée de Thetford | KB3

Thetford Mines • Région de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
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Minéro - Musée de Thetford
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Minéro - Musée de Thetford
Minéro - Musée de Thetford
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Contact details

711, boulevard Frontenac Ouest
Thetford Mines Québec, G6G 7Y8
List of itineraries

418 335-2123 #221
1 855 335-2123


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In a few words

Science, art, culture and heritage meet at Minero - Musée de Thetford. Discover the history and geology of the Appalachians mountains, explore the exhibition Atoms and crystals, participate in cultural and scientific events, and visit temporary exhibitions. Discover mineralogy initiation activities and a unique gift shop!
Permanent exhibitions:
Memories of Stone, Pride and Ambition of a Region / Atoms and Crystals

Virtually discover the rich heritage of the MRC des Appalaches! Thanks to virtual headset technology, it is possible to fly over certain abandoned mining sites in the MRC des Appalaches territory directly on site at the Minero Museum. The three-dimensional videos integrated into the visual field of the virtual helmets thus offer the most curious the opportunity to approach mining shafts submerged by turquoise water, mining dumps and the remains of four old asbestos mines.

Visit duration : 1.30 h

Certifications et distinctions

  • Authorized museums
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2004
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2009
  • Grand Prix National ARGENT - 2009
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2018

Schedule and prices


From 11th of October 2022
Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 4PM.

Open until 23th of December 4PM.

Closed from 24th to 26th of December.

Open 27th to 30th of December 1PM to 5PM

Reopens on the 14th of January 2023
Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 4PM.


MUSEUM (Rate valid from July 5 to Labor Day).
Adults: $ 15
Seniors (65 and over): $ 11
Students: $ 9
Children (6 to 17 years old): $ 6
Children (5 and under): free

(2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN) $ 37


Rates subject to change without notice.

Articles (4)


Rencontres inspirantes - En vedette [HIDDEN TREASURES] Jeff On The Road Discovers Thetford's Hidden Treasures

When I think of the Thetford region, I immediately think of the famous, almost lunar landscapes typical of this area. Driving along the area's roads, it's easy to imagine the not-so-distant mining past that forged this place. As I discovered during my last visit to the region in the spring of 2022, Thetford has so much to offer visitors, and it's all within easy reach of several major urban centers. In this article, you'll discover some of Thetford's hidden treasures that I had the opportunity to visit during my most recent stay in the area. Translated with (free version)

Active Nature - En vedette Blogger Jeff On The Road tells us about his spring getaway to Thetford Mines

Du haut de ses 146 ans, la ville de Thetford Mines est encore toute jeune. Malgré le fait qu’elle ne fasse pas partie des plus vieilles villes du Québec, Thetford Mines est très riche en histoire. En effet, cette municipalité de la MRC des Appalaches fut pendant plusieurs années, une des régions minières les plus importantes au Québec. Pendant près d’un siècle, ce sont ses importants gisements d’amiante qui ont fait sa renommée, mais qu’en est-il aujourd’hui? Qu’est-ce qui fait qu’on veut visiter Thetford? Eh bien, j’ai plusieurs réponses pour vous et elles se trouvent dans cet article!

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